8 days in Pennsylvania, Maine & Boston Itinerary

8 days in Pennsylvania, Maine & Boston Itinerary

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8 days in Pennsylvania, Maine & Boston Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  4​h
1
Gettysburg
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Ogunquit
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
End: New York City


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Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
On the 8th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, explore and take pictures at Gettysburg National Military Park, and then stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip planner .

New York City to Gettysburg is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 9th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Rodin Museum, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally don't miss a visit to Logan Circle. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Please Touch Museum, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

1
day
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Philadelphia to Bar Harbor in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Philadelphia in June: high temperatures in Bar Harbor hover around 68°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

The Seal Cove Auto Museum
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The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

1
night
Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
On the 12th (Wed), kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Drakes Island Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway.

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Getting from Bar Harbor to Ogunquit by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. When traveling from Bar Harbor in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ogunquit: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Drakes Island Beach
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Drakes Island Beach ©
Drakes Island Beach

3
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Freedom Trail and Orchard House will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Museum of Fine Arts and New England Holocaust Memorial capture your imagination. When in Boston, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Gloucester, approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Boston tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ogunquit to Boston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ogunquit in June, Boston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

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